What Employers Should Know About Mental Health Accommodations

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May 10, 2023 from HR Reporter   The field of psychiatry has recognized two new mental health disorders: prolonged grief disorder and unspecified mood disorder. These additions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) have implications for employers, as they need to consider these new definitions when accommodating employees.   However, employers […]

Ontario Court Reverses $249K Judgment Denying Worker’s LTD Benefits

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May 25, 2023 from Benefits Canada   A $248,931 judgement against an employer who refused to pay long-term disability payments to a worker was overturned by the Ontario Court of Appeal due to the trial judge’s incorrect interpretation of the eligibility criteria.   The employer, Stahle Construction Inc., was represented by Justin Heimpel, a partner […]

Steroid Injections May Worsen Arthritis

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November 29, 2022 from the Daily Mail   Two studies indicate that steroid injections, intended to treat arthritis in the knee, may actually worsen the condition.   Data gathered by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Chicago Medical School observed hundreds of osteoarthritis patients. Researchers gauged how participants’ conditions would react […]